The Daily Iowan

Local blood banks face summer shortage

ANNA EGELAND

June 28, 2012

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As summer heats up, local blood banks are worried about running dry. Paula Dayton, the donor-recruitment coordinator for the DeGowin Blood Center, said that while donations drop in summer months, the blood use never decreases. Dayton...

Iowa lawmakers support federal law banning synthetic drugs

NICHOLAS MILLER

June 28, 2012

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Iowa lawmakers say a federal bill banning synthetic drugs will protect young adults against the dangers of designer drugs. A federal bill spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to ban synthetic drug compounds — including...

IC Church helps international students find furniture

ALY BROWN

June 28, 2012

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Many international students step foot on campus with only their suitcase, but one local church continues to help newcomers fill their apartments. International students spend roughly $9,500 in the first 12 months of living at...

Local hospitals treat the uninsured for hepatitis C

AMY SKARNULIS

June 28, 2012

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People with hepatitis C may have problems finding health insurance — because the virus is a pre-existing condition — if the U.S. Supreme Court deems the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. However, Iowa City hospitals offer...

IC native credits Jeopardy win to watching the show as a kid

ELEANOR MARSHALL

June 28, 2012

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Fifteen years after racing his friend Dasal Ridgely to answer "Jeopardy" questions, Iowa City native Ernest Nino-Murcia found himself back in Ridgely's living room preparing for the real thing. Nino-Murcia, 32, not...

Area man assaults victim with his hand in a cast

DI STAFF

June 28, 2012

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A North Liberty man has been accused of hitting a person in the face with his hand, which was in a cast. Dusten Kemp, 26, was charged Sunday with assault causing bodily injury. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office...

OWI charge amended to vehicular homicide

DI STAFF

June 28, 2012

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The Johnson County Attorney's Office on Wednesday changed 50-year-old Miranda Lalla's charges from second-offense OWI to a Class-B felony vehicular homicide. Lalla was charged on June 18 with second-offense OWI after allegedly...

Notebook: Ferentz addresses playoff changes

SETH ROBERTS

June 28, 2012

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The biggest news of the college football off-season has come and gone, but the acceptance of a four-team playoff is still making waves through the Midwest. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz discussed the playoff during a press gathering...

New football practice facility construction on track

SETH ROBERTS

June 28, 2012

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The Iowa football team's new indoor practice facility — a replacement for the ancient, outdated, and recently deflated Bubble — is still about a month away from becoming usable. But the Hawkeyes don't seem to mind the wait. "A...

Logic’s court vision shines

CARLOS SOSA

June 28, 2012

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For the last couple of years, point guards have dominated the basketball world. On Wednesday night, Hawkeye sophomore to be Sam Logic led the Vinton Merchants/McCurry's team to a 92-60 win over Cullen Painting/Monica's and Bob's...

Young Joens makes appearance in Game Time

TAYLOR AXELSON

June 28, 2012

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Courtney Joens ran among a flurry of black and white jerseys. She didn't look lost like most soon-to-be high school freshmen would in a game playing with college players. She looked calm and collected. Joens, who will enroll...

One current and one Ex-Hawkeye take on Olympic Trials

DI STAFF

June 28, 2012

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Iowa swimming junior-to-be Emily Hovren raced in her Olympic trials debut on Wednesday when she took 65th in the women's 200-meter individual medley. Hovren finished with a time of 2:19.82 in the event, 7.44 seconds behind the...